Lain Graham, MA, RPA is a Solution Engineer for the world’s leading mapping and technology company, Esri. Lain works in Washington, D.C. on the National Government Civilian and Sciences Team. Lain primarily works with Federally Recognized Tribes, BIA, EPA, BLM, and the US Census, shaping solutions and developing analytical strategies for the effective adoption and optimal use of the ArcGIS platform. She earned her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her M.A. in BioArchaeology from Georgia State University. Lain is currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida, focusing on the study of social inequalities and GIS. Her community-based dissertation research investigates social and environmental phenomena in Hopkins Village, Belize. She has been working with Citizen Science GIS since 2016, she is a Registered Professional Archaeologist (RPA), an FAA-certified drone pilot and a founding member of Open Reef. Lain has acted as lead staff on a number of CSGIS projects, including the NSF funded REU field site in Belize program, the Maps, Apps, and Drones STEM outreach program serving Central Florida as well as the NSF funded CNH project on Florida’s east coast. 

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